Alex Haslam has thoroughly revised and updated his ground-breaking original text with this new edition. While still retaining the highly readable and engaging style of the best-selling First Edition, the author presents extensive reviews and critiques of major topics in organizational psychology - including leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, negotiation, power, productivity and collective action - in this thoroughly revised edition.

New to the Second Edition:

An entirely new chapter on organizational stress which deals with highly topical issues of stress appraisal, social support, coping and burnout.; New, wider textbook format and design making the entire book much more accessible for students.; A wide range of pedagogical features are included - suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and comprehensive glossaries of social identity, social psychological and organizational terms



Life is a search after power; and this is an element with which the world is so saturated – there is no chink or crevice in which it is not lodged – that no honest seeking goes unrewarded. (Emerson)

There is a universal need to exercise some kind of power, or to create for one's self the appearance of some power. (Nietzsche)

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Acton)

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches. (Shelley)

Power, whether exercised over matter or over man, is partial to simplification. (Hoffer)

The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of power, whose lamps make every face the same colour. (Landor)

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his ...

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